Article by Pharmacy Times
“The FDA has posted 12 warning letters and 5 online advisory letters issued to companies that are illegally selling more than 58 products, including capsules, oils, and tablets, that claim to prevent, treat or cure Alzheimer disease and other serious conditions, agency officials said in a statement.
These products, which are often sold on social-media platforms and websites, have not been reviewed by the FDA and are not proven effective and safe to treat the diseases and health conditions that they claim to treat.
Many of the 58 products are sold as dietary supplements, which are unapproved misbranded and/or new drugs.
These products may be ineffective, unsafe, and could prevent a person from seeking an appropriate diagnosis and treatment, according to the FDA.
“Science and evidence are the cornerstone of the FDA’s review process and are imperative to demonstrating medical benefit, especially when a product is marketed to treat serious and complex diseases like [Alzheimer],” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.”